Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take a minute and thank each and every person who takes the time to visit me on my blog. Because of you, I am able to live the creative life of my dreams. I hope you have a wonderful holiday! I'll be back with tons of holiday tutorials in December!

Lamp Makeover with Krylon

Makeover a Lamp with Spray Paint: LauraBrayDesigns.com

Can you believe this lamp makeover? The lamp used to be "Shabby Chic". It had an off-white, crackle kind of finish and pink shade. It used to live in my daughter's nursery. She outgrew the lamp and so did I. I found it in the garage the other day and just happened to have aContinue Reading

Terrarium Kits

Terrarium Kits: LauraBrayDesigns.com

I'm a little crazy about terrariums right now. I found this great gift idea on Wit and Whistle,and so I'm making terrarium kits for teachers' gifts. Then I had to do a little drawing for a gift tag of a little girl with terrarium in her dress. Which then lead to another version in dollContinue Reading

DIY Memo Board

DIY Memo Board::LauraBrayDesigns.com

I had an old painting of flowers laying around my studio. It was okay, but it didn't really make sense as a painting by itself. It rolled around the studio, getting moved from place to place. Then one day, I piled a piece of cork on top it. I walked by a few minutes laterContinue Reading

Family Adventures: La Brea Tar Pits & Page Museum

Tips for Your Visit to the La Brea Tar Pits and Page Museum: LauraBrayDesigns.com

We have recently dedicated ourselves to going on at least one family adventure each month. Although it can sometimes feel hard to get out of the house on the weekends, we find that we're always much more refreshed if we push ourselves to get out and explore. This weekend, we went to the La BreaContinue Reading

Washi Tape Dispenser

Make a Washi Tape Dispenser::LauraBrayDesigns.com

I've had a very old, ugly tape dispenser rolling around my house for years. I think my husband brought it with him when we moved in together 20 years ago. It was boring and ugly to start with and, after all those years, it looked even worse. I was in the mood this weekend toContinue Reading

Candy Cane Wreath Made with Drinking Straws!

Candy Cane Wreath made from drinking straws by LauraBrayDesigns.com

Here's the first of many holiday projects coming your way on my blog over the next two months. Today, I wanted to share my Candy Wreath. I created it using those super cool drinking straws that are EVERYWHERE. If you are like me, you love them, buy them, stick them in a drawer and forgetContinue Reading

Cool2Cast Blog Hop: Gift Charms

Cool2Cast Blog Hop Gift Charms: LauraBrayDesigns.com

I was recently sent a copy of Tiffany Windsor's new ebook, Cool2Cast. This little gem of an ebook has everything you need to know about using Cool2Cast, casting medium. I have to admit that I was little nervous about using the Cool2Cast until I read the book. The easy to ready instructions and helpful tipsContinue Reading

Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop Party

Halloween Popcorn Box: LauraBrayDesigns.com

It's that time of year again! Time for Laura Kelly's annual Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop! Yay! This year I decided to get all modern and make a graphic, chalkboard style popcorn box. Supplies: Cardboard popcorn box Scrapbook papers Black cardstock Martha Stewart's Liquid Chalk Martha Stewart's Adhesive Silkscreens in Carolyna Script Alphabet Martha Stewart'sContinue Reading

Tips to Stretch Your Holiday Craft Budget

Tips to Stretch Your Holiday Craft Budget::LauraBrayDesigns.com

I don't know about you, but I have pretty large collection of stamps and stencils and the majority are non-holiday themes. To be honest, I don't typically buy holiday themed goodies. It seems like a waste of money and space to buy something I can only use once year. Here are some ways you canContinue Reading